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In addition to publishing, we also offer a number of writing and editing services through our consulting department. Services include coaching, editing manuscripts and other works, writing manuals and handbooks, promotional materials, business letters, resumes, grants, and other writing projects.


For more information on our services and rates, please contact us via e-mail at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

July Coaching Special!

Right now, we're offering our AUTHOR FREEDOM special on 10 Author Coaching sessions. As part of these sessions, you get:

​​- a free manuscript critique (a $250 value),

- 10-45 minute sessions with me to discuss your book, plot development, character development, & release strategies.

- a basic edit of the book (a $475 value) when you've finished it.

- a basic press release - distributed through PR.com. (a $75 value)

​- setup a one-page basic blog* (a $350 value) including links to your book listing.


From now through the end of July, you can get all of this for just $1776!

Click the "Buy Now" button to make our payment and we will contact you to set dates for your coaching sessions.  Or if you have questions, please fill out our Contact Form and we'll get back with you ASAP.  We can't wait to get started!



HGBM offers a variety of services for writers.  We can help you with:

  • Editing your manuscript (Message us for rates)

  • Formatting your book for self-publishing

  • Formatting your e-book for self-publishing

  • Coordinating creation of your audio-book (Message us for rates)

  • Manuscript Critique


HGBM can help you put together everything that is needed to self-publish your book.  We also offer cover design, marketing promos, etc.  

Contact us today for rates on editing or select other services from the packages below:


HGBM offers coaching services for writers.  We can help you with:

  • Creating an outline for your work.

  • Developing  a plan for getting published.

  • Crafting a marketing strategy for your book.


We provide mentoring throughout the writing process so that you can come up with the best possible plan for making your book a success. 


You can sign up for weekly or monthly coaching sessions.  All sessions are 45 minutes long and include a weekly touch base with your coach for the duration of your plan. 


Contact us today for rates and scheduling or select from the packages below:

Social Media Management

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Rebecca Benston,

Certified Social Media Pro

HGBM Services can help you manage your social media marketing!  Depending on your needs, we can provide social media management packages for businesses of any size.  Most work can be done remotely and we can provide graphics, artwork, etc. if this is something you need.   


Contact us for more information on our services and rates at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com

business services

HGBM Services can provide business writing support such as writing policies, procedures, employee handbooks, job descriptions, and internal communications. 


We can work remotely or onsite and we will travel to just about any place in the Continental U.S. 


Contact us for more information on our services, rates, and availability at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com

HGBM reserves the right to reject any project that doesn't meet our quality standards or contains content or refers to licensed property that does not fit our list of acceptable and appropriate content.

Workshops & Author visits

Empowerment through Writing & Art


About the Program:

For the first hour, I discuss the reasons we write and why it is a valuable tool for working through stress or trauma.  We examine how to use our personal experiences to fuel our writing; whether it is for personal growth or with an intent to publish. We also discuss how to develop a platform from which the author can speak and promote their work. During the second hour, Artist Jen Hernandez will use art to tackle the topics of Changing Limiting Beliefs and exploring the 6 Components to our Whole Self.



About the Presenters:

Rebecca Benston is an Author & Publisher.  She owns Higher Ground Books & Media, an independent publishing company in Springfield, Ohio. Benston holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services as well as a Master’s Degree in Religion. She has written fifteen books and published over thirty-five books for the authors who are part of Higher Ground Books & Media. Over the years, she has presented several different workshops related to writing and the mystery genre. 

Jen Hernandez is an Artist, Photographer, & Author, residing in Springfield, Ohio.  She owns Arti St. Studio and Jen Hernandez Photography.  Hernandez holds Master’s Degree in Psychology and is a Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach. Her art has been featured in the Women of Appalachia exhibit, the International Women’s exhibit, the Millennial Show at the Tejas Gallery in Dayton, OH, and at the Front Street Gallery in Dayton, OH. She also offers classes in art therapy at her studio in Springfield.


The Cost:

The fee for this program is $150 plus mileage.  We will travel to any library in the U.S. and for distances over 500 miles, we can discuss a flat rate for the program. 


Self-publishing Basics

About the Program:

A one-hour program where we discuss the different types of publishing, explore options for self-publishing, pros & cons, costs involved, what to expect when you publish, marketing, and other variables that impact the success of a self-published book.  Rebecca Benston shares her experiences as an author who has been published by an independent publisher and as a self-published author and finally, her experience as an independent publisher.

The Cost:

The fee for this program is $75 plus mileage.  Will travel to any library in the U.S. and for distances over 500 miles, we can discuss a flat rate for the program. 



Publisher & Children's Author, Rebecca Benston is available to come in and read to your students! Benston's books cover topics like anxiety and depression and how you can overcome your fears!  She can also meet with book clubs, church groups, etc. Get in touch today for rates and to schedule your visit!   

If you are interested in having other HGBM Authors visit your book club, school, or church, contact us and we will connect you to the author to set up a time.  HGBM Authors set their own rates for events.


Contact us at highergroundbooksandmedia@gmail.com to schedule any of these events.